Are you at risk?
There are 2 tests you can do to see if you have a problem.
First of all you need to measure your waist and your hips. The first guide is if your waist is bigger than 32 inches then you should start to take steps to bring this down.
The other test is to take the measurement of your waist at its’ narrowest point and hips at its’ widest. Divide hip measurement into waist measurement.
If this is over 0.8 then you need to re-think your diet and lifestyle
Could there be another reason for a big waist?
Once you go through and out of the menopause your risk of osteoporosis is greater. You may notice that your shoulders are rounder, your waist is shorter and that you have lost height, in fact scrunching up. If this is the case you should go to your doctor who can refer you for tests and rule out any serious underlying cause.